Archive : Clerks strike at two Coventry factories

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
COVENTRY, MARCH 26

Clerical and staff workers were involved in strikes at two Coventry factories today.

Thirty draughtsmen and clerks in the jig and tool planning section at Alvis Ltd., who stopped over a redundancy issue, demanded the withdrawal of three dismissal notices and full consultation on any future redundarncies.

At Standard-Triumph International Ltd, 20 clerks went on strike in the spares division. They said that as a result of streamlining by the parent company, Leyland Motors, the strength of the scheduling department had been halved and many employees were doing extra work which merited a wage increase.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

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